Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Y'all know by now, that Miss Vero is not a big fan of sports. But we drove by Dodgertown the other day and fondly remembered times we had at the old Dodgertown Country Club. Over the years we enjoyed many a luncheon there and even though we thought it odd to drive through that little trailer park to get to the clubhouse, it just seemed so accessible.

These days, not many places are quaint like that and the old landmarks are fadin fast. Look at all the old Vero lost this year - The Patio, The Quik-Snak, Mrs. B's, Lenny's Lounge - gone, gone, gone. Unfortunately, these places will fade into our memories like a lot of others (Marvin Gardens?), but Dodgertown was a defining part of Vero Beach.

Here's a fascinatin look at the Dodgertown history that we had never seen before:

And we suppose the old days and the hometown feel of Holman Stadium is really gone forever along with reasonable ticket prices.

This would be a good day for a martini. And did y'all know that in LA (Los Angeles, not Lower Alabama!), when y'all go to see the Dodgers they have a martini bar? Really!:

Maybe we'll just have to make do back here in Vero. Hey! We could could count licence plates or signs the way that ole Russ passes the time!: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/nov/18/russ-lemmon-signs-seem-be-taking-over-state-road-6/

Yawn...or maybe not.



1 comment:

Lola said...

"Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida is literally like a breath of fresh air. Sweet-smelling orange blossoms and rows of trees laden with sun-ripened grapefruit..."

Oh, the good ole days. How I hated hearing that from the old folks but now reminisce a lot myself. Guess it's true, what goes around, comes around.

I remember Marvin Gardens. Didn't they find money hidden in the walls when they tore it down like they did at Lenny's?